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Names Released In Fall River County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Oct. 24, 2022

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196




Names Released In Fall River County Fatal Crash




What:    One-Vehicle Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 18, mile marker 66

              Four miles east of Oelrichs, S.D.

When:   7:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022


Occupants: Male, 26, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

          Male, 26, Fatal Injuries

          Male, 25, Fatal Injuries

          Male, 26, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2019 Chevy Spark


OELRICHS, S.D. –  Names have been released for the three people who died last Thursday in a one-vehicle fatal crash east of Oelrichs.


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2019 Chevy Spark was eastbound on U.S. Highway 18 when the driver lost control. The vehicle rolled several times and came to rest in the ditch.


Three of the four occupants were pronounced dead at the scene. They were Michael Walking, 26, Pine Ridge, S.D., Darrell Eagle, 25, Hot Springs, S.D., and, Marco Starr, 26, Pine Ridge, S.D.


Floyd Brings Plenty, 26, Pine Ridge, S.D., was the other occupant. He sustained serious non-life threatening injuries and was airlifted to a Rapid City hospital.


None of the occupants were wearing seatbelts.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.


The Highway Patrol is an agency of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.




Note: Records of state-reportable crashes are now available at http://www.safesd.gov/  Records should be available about 10 days after the investigation is complete.